Expertise and Services

The Institute’s staff and affiliated researchers bring a wide range of substantive and methodological expertise to bear on the Institute’s work, and enable the Institute to offer services of many kinds to its partners and other clients. Underlying all of the Institute’s expertise and services is a commitment to research and analysis of the highest caliber. We are ever-mindful that the Institute’s partners and the public must be able to rely on the Institute for high-quality, impartial inquiry, with findings that are based on scientifically sound and carefully qualified research. Here we enumerate the focus areas on which Institute staff has subject matter expertise; the links below include descriptions of the forms of research that the Institute conducts, the forms of technical assistance that the Institute can provide, and the research methodologies that are commonly applied in the Institute’s work.

Focus Areas

Procedural Justice
Police Performance Measurement
Police Misconduct
Police Accountability
Citizen Oversight of the Police
Community Policing & Problem-Solving
Racial Profiling & Bias-Based Policing
Disproportionate Minority Confinement
Crime Control Strategy
Intelligence-Led Policing
Crime Analysis & Intelligence Analysis
Crime Mapping
Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Reduction
Truancy Reduction
Drug Control / Drug Enforcement
Risk Assessment & Prediction
Early Identification Systems
Offender Reentry
Gun Violence
Domestic Violence & Violence Against Women
Gang Prevention, Intervention, Suppression
Gang Assessment
Traffic Safety and Traffic Enforcement
Electronic Surveillance Technology, Utilization & Policy
Rural Crime & Criminal Justice

Research; Technical Assistance; Research Methodologies